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In the heart of Jackson, N.H., The Wentworth inn recently completed a $4 million dollar hotel-wide renovation.The Wentworth

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ELEGANT WHITE MOUNTAIN RETREAT

A myriad of fall and winter outdoor adventures await in New Hampshire’s White Mountains, such as hiking and mountain biking trails, alpine and cross-country skiing, ice skating, snowshoeing, sleigh rides, and more. When you’re ready to relax, The Wentworth in the heart of Jackson is ready to pamper you. The historic inn recently completed a $4 million dollar hotel-wide renovation, unveiling 61 reimagined guest rooms and suites, elevated interior and exterior public spaces, and two dining venues which include a full-service restaurant and modern tavern with a specialty menu of bourbons and whiskeys.

Built in 1869 by Joshua Trickey as a wedding gift to his daughter, the property operated as a country inn named Thorn Mountain House. Today, it’s easy to imagine you’re stepping into the elegance of the past. The remastered grand lobby sports new furnishings in dark leathers and textured shades of gray, green, and brown, complementing original features such as stained-glass windows, antique phone booth, and a grand fireplace. Guest rooms and suites have been remastered with well-appointed furniture, plush carpets, and floral drapery. Expansive, remodeled Spa Suites feature a private outdoor hot tub to be enjoyed during all four seasons.

In winter, guests will find on-property ice skating and snowshoes, access to nearby downhill skiing facilities, and cross-country skiing trails at the neighboring Jackson Ski Touring Foundation. In warmer months, amenities include a heated pool, clay tennis court, volleyball, croquet, badminton, and more. Mountain and electric bike rentals are available. The property also offers a fitness area and spa services and is located steps away from the Wentworth Golf Club. Weekend rates from $319; midweek rates from $159 per night. 800-637-0013, www.thewentworth.com

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The InterContinental Washington D.C. - The Wharf, located on the edge of the Potomac River, is offering a Make Family Memories Package.InterContinental Washington D.C. - The Wharf

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FAMILY MEMORIES IN D.C.

With seemingly endless sightseeing opportunities, our nation’s capital is a prime destination for families who want to visit the city’s iconic monuments, memorials, and museums (including the free Smithsonian museums!), as well as imposing federal buildings such as the Capitol, White House, and Supreme Court. With this in mind, the InterContinental Washington D.C. - The Wharf, is offering a Make Family Memories Package. Located on the edge of the Potomac River, with stunning waterfront views, the hotel offers easy accessibility to the city’s top attractions.

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As part of the Make Family Memories Package, the hotel’s guest relations team will arrange for you to receive up to four tickets to the National Museum of African American History & Culture or the National Air and Space Museum; welcome family board game and in-room amenities; optional discount on a second room (25 percent off); a Kodak camera to create memories together; and overnight valet parking. Additional hotel amenities include a fitness facility and a full-service spa. As part of the newly revitalized Wharf development, the location is at the heart of a dynamic mile-long neighborhood of restaurants, shops, water activities, and the nation’s oldest continuously operating open-air fish market, a popular revitalized and restored attraction for locals and visitors alike. If you happen to be in town on Dec. 2, don’t miss the District’s Holiday Boat Parade — with more than 60 brightly lit and decorated boats — cruising along the Washington Channel. Must book the package at least two days in advance; available for all rooms; no end date for the offer. Package rate from $474 for a Queen Classic room. 202-800-0844, https://wharfintercontinentaldc.com

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Art on the Go!, a fun kid’s color and stick activity pad in a travel format by iHeartArt. Bright Stripes

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TRAVEL ART KIT FOR LITTLE CREATORS

The next flight or road trip with your little one just got a whole lot easier with Art on the Go!, a fun kid’s color and stick activity pad in a travel format by iHeartArt. Designed for young artists ages 3 to 5, the kit includes eight chunky crayons, stencil, two sticker sheets, 24 activity pages, and 26 blank drawing pages in an all-in-one take-along book. Activities include coloring, drawing, tracing, and stenciling. Charming artwork is available in three sets: Nature Friends (owls, squirrels, friendly trees, bears, and other woodland creatures); Safari Collage (monkeys, giraffes, elephants, and other wild animals); and Going Dotty Ocean (whales, sea lions, sharks, starfish, and other sea creatures). Cleanup is easy with snap-close crayon storage and a folder in the back to store completed artwork. Warning: Kids may get so engrossed in artmaking, you might never hear, “Are we there yet?” again! $14.99. https://brightstripes.co/products/iheartart-jr-art-on-the-go-nature


Necee Regis can be reached at neceeregis@gmail.com.